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Driver, 15, and passenger hospitalized after rollover
A Montana Highway Patrol officer investigates the scene of a one-car rollover on I-90 between Billings and Laurel Saturday morning.

Two people were taken to the hospital this morning after a one-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90.

Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Darvin Mees said that at 9:50 a.m., a Ford Expedition driven by a 15-year-old Billings girl was westbound on I-90 about one mile east of the East Laurel exit when the crash happened. The girl attempted to change lanes into the south passing lane, saw the lane was not clear and overcorrected, Mees said.

When the girl overcorrected she lost control of the Expedition and it collided with the rail separating east and westbound traffic, Mees said. The Expedition then rolled into the eastbound traffic lanes.

The girl and her father, who was a passenger in the Expedition, were taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Healthcare to be treated for injuries that appeared to be non life-threatening, Mees said. Their names were not released as of 11:30 a.m. Both were wearing seatbelts.

Eastbound traffic was backed up for nearly one mile and was directed through a weigh station while emergency crews and law enforcement responded, but was clear by about 11:30 a.m.

The MHP is investigating the rollover.

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